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Deceased Name: JAY E. SHAPIRO

Jay E. Shapiro, 77, passed away May 22, in Scottsdale, AZ.


Mr. Shapiro was born in Duluth, MN., and was a 60 year resident of Hibbing, MN., before retiring to Scottsdale, AZ., 15 years ago. He served in WWII as a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. From 1949-1984, Mr. Shapiro, a registered Pharmacist, was a prominent member of the Hibbing business community, and owner of Shapiro Drug, Inc. Civic activities included: President of the Central Mesabi Medical Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Hibbing General Hospital, Board of Directors of the First Bank, Chairman of the United Way and Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce. In retirement, Mr. Shapiro received national recognition for his Senior Peer Counseling endeavors, was an active member of Temple Chai, and he remained an ardent sportsman and Rosarian.


He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elaine; brother and sister in law, Jack and Jackie Shapiro; children Pam Shapiro, Jeffrey & Debbie Shapiro, Jonathon & Susan Shapiro, Nancy & Jerry Dellheim; grandchildren; Aaron and Sara Shapiro, Elizabeth and Molly Dellheim, Jessica, Marissa, and Felicia Shapiro; and numerous nieces and nephews.


SERVICES: Sunday afternoon at the Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery, 70 1/2 at Penn. Ave. So., Richfield. Shiva will be observed Sunday evening at the residence of Marvin Kahner 3837 Beard Ave. So. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Central Mesabi Medical Foundation, 750 East 34th Street, Hibbing, Minnesota, 55746. Arrangments are by Sinai Mortuary, Phoenix, AZ. and Hodroff & Sons Funeral Chapels, Mpls., 612-871-1234.


Duluth News-Tribune (MN)

Date: May 25, 2002










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